York College: Narrative Description

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1125 East 8th St.
York, NE 68467
Tel: (402)363-5600
Free: 800-950-9675
Admissions: (402)363-5608
Fax: (402)363-5666
Web Site: http://www.york.edu/


Independent, 4-year, coed, affiliated with Church of Christ. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1890. Setting: 44-acre small town campus. Endowment: $6.3 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $3726 per student. Total enrollment: 444. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 238 applied, 98% were admitted. 13% from top 10% of their high school class, 24% from top quarter, 71% from top half. Full-time: 424 students, 48% women, 52% men. Part-time: 20 students, 75% women, 25% men. Students come from 30 states and territories, 14 other countries, 69% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 3% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 3% 25 or older, 60% live on campus, 10% transferred in. Retention: 68% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: education; business/marketing; psychology. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Naval (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, 2 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 2.0 high school GPA. Required for some: minimum 2.0 high school GPA. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. Comprehensive fee: $15,730 includes full-time tuition ($10,900), mandatory fees ($1030), and college room and board ($3800). College room only: $1500. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $340 per credit hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $50 per credit hour. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 8 open to all; local fraternities, local sororities; 70% of eligible men and 75% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: concert choir, Student Association, Promethians, Marksmen. Major annual events: Homecoming, Songfest, All-School Banquet. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, student patrols, controlled dormitory access. 472 college housing spaces available; 282 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Levitt Library with 106,994 books, 21,075 microform titles, 338 serials, 5,867 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $234,848. 57 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

York is located about 50 miles from Lincoln, where all forms of commercial transportation are available. Various civic and service organizations are active here as well as churches of many denominations. Recreational facilities include parks, playgrounds, a swimming pool, baseball park, basketball courts, and a community center.

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